rebird 1.1.0 2019-10-24

rebird 1.0.0 2018-09-27

This version switches all functions over the the new eBird API, given that the one previously used by rebird will be retired on October 1st. As such, many of the functions in rebird have changed, and the previous versions of the package will not work correctly.

Breaking changes

  • The biggest change in the new API is that most queries (with the exception of ebirdtaxonomy()) require users to provide an API key, which is linked to your eBird user account. See the README.md or the package vignette for more info on how to set up a key. Alternatively, the key can be provided as an argument in all functions.
  • The new API requests, and thus rebird functions, now use species codes rather than scientific names for species-specific requests.

Major changes

  • New species_code() function that converts from scientific name to species code and can be called within other functions.
  • New ebirdregioninfo() function that provides detailed information on a given eBird region .

Minor changes

  • ebirdregion() now uses loc as its first argument instead of region as it allows for both regions and hotspots to be specified.

Deprecated functions

rebird 0.5.0 2018-07-09

MINOR IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES

  • Now all API queries use https, which is needed to avoid double encoding urls (see #62).
  • Added information about auk, an R package that helps extracting and processing the whole eBird dataset (#60).
  • Updated package documentation (#61).

rebird 0.4.0 2017-04-26

MINOR IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES

rebird 0.3.0 2016-03-23

MINOR IMPROVEMENTS AND BUG FIXES

rebird 0.2 2015-07-09

NEW FEATURES

  • Added two new functions ebirdfreq and ebirdregioncheck, which provide historical frequency of observation data and check whether a region is valid under eBird, respectively.

MINOR IMPROVEMENTS

  • Passed along curl options to httr functions
  • Replaced RJSONIO with jsonlite
  • Replaced plyr with dplyr